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Review: The Zeta Project

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Lost amid the hubbub over the animated series based on the traditional DC Comics was The Zeta Project, a fun spinoff from Warner Animation’s first original creation, Batman Beyond. Thanks to Warner Archives the two season series, spanning 2001-2002, is being released on DVD.

The series is focused on Zeta (Diedrich Bader), formally known as Infiltration Unit Zeta, a synthoid, who works for the Nsa. The machine was introduced in the season two Batman Beyond episode “Zeta,” written by Robert Goodman, who developed the spinoff.

He violates his programming when he is asked to kill an innocent and goes on the run, vowing never to kill again. Of course, the Nsa wants him back and sends a team, led by the clichéd obsessive, Agent James Bennett (the well-cast Kurtwood Smith), convinced Brother’s Day, the terrorists reprogrammed the agency’s machine. He’s often accompanied by the arrogant Agent
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New Elementary Season 4,Episode 3 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

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Recently, CBS served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Elementary" episode 3 of season 4. The episode is entitled, "Tag, You're Me," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting stuff go down as the double homicide of 2 men that look alike, prompt a Holmes and Watson investigation, and more. In the new, 3rd episode press release: Sherlock Offers To Help His Father Resolve A Work Issue In Exchange For His Prompt Departure From New York City, On "Elementary," Thursday, Nov. 19. Press release number 2: When Sherlock finds himself distracted by his father's ongoing presence in New York City, he will offer to help Morland resolve a work issue in exchange for his prompt departure home. Also, Holmes and Watson's investigation into the double murder of two men who looked alike, will lead them into the world of facial recognition technology. Guest stars feature: Drew Rausch
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New Elementary Season 3,Episode 18 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

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Recently,CBS delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Elementary" episode 18 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "The View From Olympus," and it turns out that we're going to see some very intriguing stuff go down as Holmes and Watson look into a case where somebody is purposefully ran over. Holmes has to deal with some ex-lover drama, and more. In the new, 18th episode press release: Holmes And Watson Work A Case In Which A Driver For A Ridesharing Company Is Killed After He's Intentionally Run Over By A City Cab. Press release number 2: When a driver for a ridesharing company is intentionally run over by a city cab, Holmes and Watson will wonder if it's a case of professional jealousy. In the meantime, a casual romance Holmes has with one of his longtime "Irregular" consultants (Anastasia Griffith), is going to become complicated when the woman makes a shocking request.
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New Elementary Season 3,Episode 6 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

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Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming " Elementary" episode 6 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "Terra Pericolosa," and it turns out that we're going to see a murdering map stealing criminal, prompt the investigative attention of Holmes and Watson, and more. In the new, 6th episode press release: Holmes and Watson are going to search for a thief who commits murder to procure a rare map. Press release number 2: Holmes and Watson will search for a thief who committed murder to steal a rare map. In the meantime, Watson is going to become concerned with Sherlock’s escalating interference into Kitty’s burgeoning personal life. Mamie Gummer guest stars as wealthy New York heiress, Margaret Bray. Guest stars feature: Ophelia Lovibond (Kitty Winter), Mamie Gummer (Margaret Bray), Eric Schweig (Leon Moody), Skipp Sudduth (William Ziff), K.Todd Freeman (Rafael) and Liv Rooth (Sharon Tavener). The
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New Elementary Season 3,Episode 2 Intense Spoiler Promo Clip Hit The Net

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Last night, CBS released the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Elementary" episode 2 of season 3, and it features new looks at Holmes and Watson hearing an awful phone call where someone gets shot up, screaming, and more! The episode is titled, "The Five Orange Pipz.” In the new, 2nd episode plotline: Holmes and Watson are going to end up, combining forces on a double homicide, Sherlock’s new apprentice, Kitty, will threaten the investigation when she allows her toxic jealousy of Sherlock and Joan’s work rapport to override her better judgment. The episode was written by Bob Goodman and it was directed by Larry Teng. Episode 2 is scheduled to air on Thursday night, November 6th at 9pm central time on CBS. Stay tuned.
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Elementary season 3 episode 1 review: Enough Nemesis To Go Around

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Elementary welcomes Sherlock Holmes' new protegee, Kitty Winter, in the season three opener...

This review contains spoilers.

3.1 Enough Nemesis To Go Around

“You don’t need me anymore”. By inference, those were the five words with which Holmes took abrupt leave of Watson at the end of Elementary season two. She might not, Sherlock, but as this episode showed, we sorely do.

Proving that the arrival of Jonny Lee Miller wearing a ridiculous helmet will improve any TV show tenfold, Elementary’s season three opener but only kicked into gear when Sherlock popped up dressed like a thrift store Cyberman. Before that, the episode had got off to a brisk start with a classic locked-room mystery, but lacked Elementary’s vital ingredient: Miller.

It was a muted Sherlock we were given to begin with, a repentant, soul-bearing version of the usually imperious character. His confession to Watson that he
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New Elementary Season 3,Episode 2 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

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Recently, CBS served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Elementary" episode 2 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "The Five Orange Pipz,” and it sounds like things will get pretty damn drama-filled and intense as Holmes' new assistant starts fouling up the newest investigation over some jealousy issues with Joan, and more. In the new, 2nd episode press release: When Holmes and Watson join forces on a case, Holmes' new apprentice, Kitty, is going to cause concern with her jealous behavior. Press release number 2: When Holmes and Watson join forces on a double homicide, Sherlock’s new apprentice, Kitty, will threaten the investigation when she allows her jealousy of Sherlock and Joan’s work rapport to override her better judgment. Guest stars will feature: Ophelia Lovibond (Kitty Winter), Sonya Walger (Julianne Sims), Chris McGarry (Vince Boden), Zak Orth (Gabe Coleman), John Rothman (Elias Openshaw), Shayan Shojaee (Mr.
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Frightfest 2014: ‘Show Pieces’ Review

Stars: Siobhan Hewlett, Darrell D’Silva, Robert Goodman, Alan Moore, Andrew Buckley, Khandie Khisses | Written by Alan Moore | Directed by Mitch Jenkins, Paul Chessell

If you’re like me and you’re the type of person who likes to IMDb films before you watch them so you have a good idea what to expect, you’ll find it useful to know that Show Pieces isn’t one film. It’s actually a set of three short films that tie together, albeit a little loosely in the case of the first and second, all of which form a prelude to a planned feature called The Show. Normally what I would do is write about the first act then describe the experience, but in this case I’ll write about the first two short films which lead into the last.

First, we get Act of Faith, which is the shortest of the three.
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Elementary, Ep. 2.23: “Art in the Blood” sets up an intriguing finale

Elementary, Season 2: Episode 23 – “Art in the Blood”

Written by Bob Goodman

Directed by Guy Ferland

Airs Thursday nights at 10 on CBS

Fans of the Sherlock Holmes mythology will not be surprised to see that Mycroft is, in fact, working for MI6. While it is the reveal that many people were probably expecting and one that makes total sense given the hints of Mycroft’s backstory we’ve seen this season, I was still holding out hope that Robert Doherty and his team had something slightly different in their arsenal. Elementary, after all, has done a fine job of loosely adapting Conan Doyle’s work in a contemporary setting, taking certain liberties that have really paid off in the long run. It doesn’t make the decision to use Mycroft in this way disappointing, but I wonder if the character could have remained compelling without having to get the British secret service involved.
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New Elementary Season 2,Episode 23 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

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Recently, CBS revealed the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Elementary" episode 23 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Art In The Blood," and it sounds like it'll be quite interesting as Holmes and Watson take on a murder case, involving the British Intelligence community, and more. In the new,23rd episode press release: Holmes and Watson will investigate a murder on U.S. soil that's connected to the British Intelligence community. Press release number 2: Holmes and Watson are going to come into contact with Mi-6, the British intelligence agency, when a standard murder investigation turns out to have international and political implications. In the meantime, in the wake of a crisis, Watson is going to reevaluate her relationships with Sherlock and his brother, Mycroft. Guest stars will feature: Ralph Brown (Tim Sherrington), Emily Bergl (Marion West), Jim Norton (Sir James Walter), Jordan Gelber (M.E. Hawes), and Tony Sheldon
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Elementary, Ep. 2.18: “The Hound of the Cancer Cells” is a step back in the right direction

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Elementary, Season 2: Episode 18 – “The Hound of the Cancer Cells”

Written by Bob Goodman

Directed by Michael Slovis

Airs Thursday nights at 10 on CBS

After a few fairly by-the-numbers entries of Elementary in the past weeks, “The Hound of the Cancer Cells” grounds the detective series back into the sphere in which it usually excels: character. Even with a guest turn from character actor Mather Zickel, the main crime plot is lacking in terms of drawing the viewer into something that she ought to care about. That might sound like a harsh criticism given that Elementary is essentially a police procedural, but a lacking crime plot doesn’t have to be an obstacle. Nor does it have to be the A-story of a given episode. “The Hound of the Cancer Cells” makes good on that by bringing two different character-based issues part of its concern.

Both, actually, revolve around Detective Bell.
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Elementary season 2 episode 17 review: Ears To You

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Review Frances Roberts 7 Mar 2014 - 14:32

Sean Pertwee steals the show in this week's Elementary. Here's Frances' review...

This review contains spoilers.

2.17 Ears To You

Combining the macabre and the bizarre is something Elementary does very well. Remember Holmes’ repeatedly thwarted attempts to trepan a human skull a few weeks ago? The de-eyeballed Oriental Studies professor last season? This year’s ballerina Julienne? Weird and gross are a speciality of Elementary’s cases, and the solution to this week’s really took the biscuit.

It wasn’t the severed human ears in a box that really got me - crime TV viewers have seen appendages aplenty sliced, iced and delivered by FedEx in our time - but the ones growing out of a woman’s back. That, even for a seasoned detective drama fan, was a first. (Why Sarah Cushing decided to grow two ears when surely one would do is anybody’s guess.
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New Elementary Season 2,Episode 18 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

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New Elementary season 2,episode 18 official spoilers,plotline revealed by CBS. Recently,CBS released the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Elementary" episode 18 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "The Hound of the Cancer Cells," and it sounds like it'll be pretty intriguing as Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a famous cancer researcher, and more. In the new,18th episode press release: Holmes and Watson will investigate the murder of an influential cancer researcher whose latest invention might have changed the face of modern medicine. Press release number 2: When a famous cancer researcher is found dead, Holmes and Watson are going to have to determine if the scientist’s untimely demise was tied to his latest cutting-edge invention. In the meantime, Bell will finally be cleared to re-enter the field. Guest stars will feature: Jordan Gelber (Dr. Eugene Hawes), Ron Canada (Manny Rose), Shiri Appleby (Dalit Zirin
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Elementary, Ep. 2.16: “The One Percent Solution” phones in with some comedy

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Elementary, Season 2: Episode 16 – “The One Percent Solution”

Written by Bob Goodman (story by Bob Goodman & Craig Sweeny)

Directed by Guy Ferland

Airs Thursday nights at 10 on CBS

On the spectrum of tonal heaviness, Elementary usually leans to the lighter side of things, but it’s rarely as light as “The One Percent Solution” is. In a way, this is a very unusual episode of the series, especially amid a season that has taken steps to become more serious than its fun debut season, which could occasionally enthrall. “The One Percent Solution” doesn’t exactly suffer because of this, since the almost slapstick comedy lands fairly well. Additionally, bringing back Lestrade for this episode makes the detour more enjoyable to take part in. Yet, it still manages to feel out of character, which is even more odd when you consider that Craig Sweeny (one of Elementary‘s executive producers and
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Elementary season 2 episode 16 review: The One Percent Solution

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Review Louisa Mellor 28 Feb 2014 - 13:23

Sean Pertwee guest stars in this week's Elementary, a witty, delightful episode...

This review contains spoilers.

2.16 The One Percent Solution

“We own chickens, don’t we?” Lucy Liu’s resigned punch line to this week’s Elementary topped off a highly entertaining episode from writer Bob Goodman.

The case itself was Elementary by the numbers, right down to the culprit being revealed as the harmless-looking witness interviewed and dismissed early on. (If Holmes and Watson were just to familiarise themselves with a season one box-set, they could save themselves a great deal of effort by just nabbing the sweet “I’m still not over the shock” witness from the off). By Elementary’s own rules, the bomber was either going to be the Labor Department Undersecretary or the restaurant manager, but as a wealthy white-collar ruling classes-type, the baddy odds were stacked in her favour.
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Elementary, Ep. 2.11: “Internal Audit” is a mishmash of what makes this series good

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Elementary, Season 2: Episode 11 – “Internal Audit”

Written by Bob Goodman

Directed by Jerry Levine

Returns January 2nd

Ever since the second season premiere, I’ve been singing the praises of the inclusion of Rhys Ifans on Elementary and the general attention to the serialization – the “mythology” episodes, a phrase borrowed from The X-Files. Although I would have liked to have seen a bigger episode than we got in “Internal Audit” before the series goes on winter break, it’s actually an interesting example of how Elementary has the ability to create the feeling of serialization without relying on characters like Mycroft and Irene Adler. These last three episodes have really sunk their teeth into judging Sherlock for the kind of person he is. The most important part of that judgment is that it’s been as objective as possible, without outright condemning Holmes for his cockiness to the point of
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Elementary, Ep. 2.08: “Blood is Thicker” delivers another strong mythology episode

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Elementary, Season 2: Episode 8 – “Blood is Thicker”

Written by Bob Goodman

Directed by John Polson

Airs Thursday nights at 10 on CBS

While cable television generally houses the majority of great drama series at any given time, network offerings like Elementary and Arrow have been quietly stringing together sophomore seasons that have been as much fun to watch as anything else this fall. And even if seconds seasons are often the strongest in a series run, it’s interesting to ask why. In Elementary‘s case (pun…intended!), everything about these first eight episodes is virtually the same form, content and style of its first season with the exception of a heavier emphasis on serialization. In 24 episodes, we only got two hours of Irene Adler. In just a third of that amount, Rhys Ifans’ Mycroft has popped up three times already, and the conclusion to “Blood is Thicker” sets up his
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Review: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition

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We should have seen this coming. Last fall, Warner Animation unleashed Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, adapting the first two issues of Frank Miller’s seminal prestige format miniseries. In January, we finally got Part 2, completing the story of 50 year old Bruce Wayne being forced to don the cape and cowl once more, to bring justice back to a crumbling Gotham City. Out now is Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition, seamlessly editing the two sections into a 148-minute feature.

As previously reviewed, the adaptation is largely successful, recreating the bleak look and feel of a fascist world, protected by a Man of Steel working for a government Wayne no longer recognizes. The story is clearly Miller’s musing on the role of heroes in the time of Ronald Reagan but it is also a thrilling adventure, looking at a bitter, somewhat broken hero who has turned his
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition Blu-ray and DVD Debut October 8th

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition Blu-ray and DVD Debut October 8th
Fans who enjoyed Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 can experience this two-part adventure with Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD October 8. Peter Weller lends his voice to Batman, with Ariel Winter voicing Robin, David Selby as Commisioner Gordon, Wade Williams as Two-Face, and Michael McKean as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper. Take a look at the cover art, then read on for special features details.

It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face,
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‘Superman: Unbound’ Review

Stars: Matt Bomer, Stana Katic, John Noble, Molly C. Quinn, Diedrich Bader, Jason Beghe, Frances Conroy, Melissa Disney, Alexander Gould, Stephen Root, Wade Williams | Written by Bob Goodman | Directed by James Tucker

With 2013 being the 75th anniversary of Superman and Man of Steel scheduled to come out this summer it was a forgone conclusion DC would release their emblematic direct to home media animated feature this year. DC certainly has been more successful than their marvelous competition at translating their classic stories to this format. Superman: Unbound however, ends up being a mediocre entry for this franchise. With a limited scope and a stereotypical plot it adds nothing to the Superman mythos. It feels less like an extended feature and more like a pilot episode of an upcoming television series. The animation and voice acting are both handled with care, but neither is given that much to work with. The
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